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mono- ‎(one) +‎ -graph ‎(write)


monograph ‎(plural monographs)

  1. A scholarly book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects, usually written by one person.
    I had never given much thought to the role of darkness in ordinary human affairs until I read a monograph prepared by John Staudenmaier, a historian of technology and a Jesuit priest, for a recent conference at MIT. Cullen Murphy, "Hello Darkness", The Atlantic Monthly, March 1996, Volume 277, No. 3, pp. 22-24.



monograph ‎(third-person singular simple present monographs, present participle monographing, simple past and past participle monographed)

  1. (transitive) To write a monograph on (a subject).
    • 2009 April 26, Charles Isherwood, “A Long Wait for Another Shot at Broadway”, New York Times:
      It is among the most studied, monographed, celebrated and sent-up works of modern art, and perhaps as influential as any from the last century.